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A Week In Atlanta, GA, On A $490,000 Joint Income

A Week In Atlanta, GA, On A $490,000 Joint Income

Occupation: Account ExecutiveIndustry: Software SalesAge: 34Location: Atlanta, GAMy Salary: $350,000 My Husband's Salary: $140,000Net Worth: $158,000 (Cash: $60,000 401(k)s: $330,000, House equity: $200,000 minus debt (see below). My husband and I share a joint bank account for household expenses (mortgage, utilities, insurance, housekeeper, etc) as well as a joint savings account. Everything else is handled…
A Week In Cleveland, OH, On A $73,000 Joint Income

A Week In Cleveland, OH, On A $73,000 Joint Income

Occupation: WriterIndustry: N/AAge: 40Location: Cleveland, OhioMy Salary: $0 (I am currently unemployed so I don't have a steady income. Right now, I can claim $350 per week plus the additional $600 from the CARES Act during weeks I do not work.)My Husband's Salary: $30/hour (in 2019, he made $73,000 gross, including overtime)Net Worth: Total Assets…
A Week In Singapore On A $282,951 Joint Income

A Week In Singapore On A $282,951 Joint Income

Occupation: Associate ManagerIndustry: Healthcare ConsultingAge: 32Location: SingaporeMy Salary: $145,500 + 8% bonus Husband's Salary: $137,451 + 8% bonusNet Worth: ~$1.2 million ($185,000 in 401(k)s; $200,000 in savings/checking; $800,000 in investments; $18,000 in ESPP. My husband and I have joint banking and investment accounts, except for bank accounts left over from before we got married that…
A Week In Athens, GA, On A $105,000 Joint Income

A Week In Athens, GA, On A $105,000 Joint Income

5 p.m. — I drive to pick up the grocery order ($76). I get kale, oregano, bananas, hummus, salsa, coconut oil, barramundi filets, bagels, rye bread, beer, and cream cheese. They're out of the local chicken sausage I wanted, but that's okay. I drive the long way home because I need a few minutes of…
A Week In Madison, WI, On A $112,000 Joint Income

A Week In Madison, WI, On A $112,000 Joint Income

12 p.m. — Our preferred grocery store has been booked solid for grocery pickup slots. Two weeks ago, I was lucky to snag a pickup for today. We live less than five minutes away, so I run over during my lunch break. I pick up our order of chicken breasts, rice, pasta, cereal, Diet Coke,…
A Week In New York, NY, On A $365,000 Joint Income

A Week In New York, NY, On A $365,000 Joint Income

Occupation: Engineering ManagerIndustry: TelehealthAge: 27Location: New York, NYMy Salary: $175,000 My Husband's Salary: $190,000 Net Worth: $650,000 (my husband owns an apartment which we're renting out and we combined our finances when we got married)Debt: $0Paycheck Amount (2x/month): ~$4,000 Husband's Paycheck (2x/month): $4,500Pronouns: She/herMonthly ExpensesRent: $3,775 Mortgage: $905 for my husband, D.'s, mortgage not covered…
A Week In The Boston Area On A $96,000 Joint Income

A Week In The Boston Area On A $96,000 Joint Income

Occupation: Managing Editor Industry: EducationAge: 28Location: Boston, MAMy Salary: $61,000 My Husband's Salary (T.): $35,000My Paycheck Amount (2x/month): $1,807 (post taxes, 401(k), transit pass)My Husband's Paycheck Amount (1x/month): $2,800 (graduate student stipend/external grants) Gender Identity: WomanMonthly ExpensesRent: $2,180 for a one-bedroom near T.'s campus (includes pet fee) + $200 parkingHealth insurance: $110 (from T.'s stipend)Utilities:…
A Week In Atlanta, GA On A $305,000 Joint Income

A Week In Atlanta, GA On A $305,000 Joint Income

Occupation: Finance DirectorIndustry: RetailAge: 30Location: Atlanta, GAMy Salary: $110,000 + 10% cash bonus + 10% equity bonusHusband's Salary: $195,000 + 30% BonusMy Paycheck Amount (biweekly): $2,950Husband's Paycheck Amount (2x/month): $4,900Additional Income: $1,900/month from our rental unit over our garageMonthly ExpensesMortgage (includes taxes and insurance): $3,950Loans: $0 Gym/Peleton: $240 Au Pair Stipend: $200/week 401(k): 8% of…
A Week In Little Rock, AR, On A Joint Income Of $240,000

A Week In Little Rock, AR, On A Joint Income Of $240,000

11 a.m. — I work out, while D. goes to Fresh Market. He gets beef tenderloin, cheese, fruit, cornichons, carrots, cucumber, bell pepper, raw spinach, heavy cream, vanilla bean, sugar, eggs, a loaf of bread, and two bottles of Seghesio Zin for tonight. He gets sausage, potatoes, and kale for a soup he'll make tomorrow…
A Week In Chicago, IL, On A $352,000 Joint Income

A Week In Chicago, IL, On A $352,000 Joint Income

6:30 a.m. — It's time to officially start the day. I hop in the shower while my husband, D., sees to our two-year-old daughter. When I am done showering, I tag D. out and entertain our daughter while making myself breakfast (oatmeal with Craisins and a little coconut oil). I take a prenatal vitamin. I…

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